Happy Monday! The purpose of memorable Monday is to showcase a book that you’ve read in the past and share how/why it has stuck with you.
This week I’m featuring:
I read Uncle Tom’s Cabin many years ago before I started high school. I found a copy of it in an old box of books at my friends’ house and asked to borrow it. I’ve heard of other people reading it for school but this was one I chose to read on my own. It was a powerful story that will never leave me. It will break your heart. In it’s time it was a very controversial piece, but it’s message was undeniable. If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend it.
About the Book:
The narrative drive of Stowe’s classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Stowe’s puritanical religious beliefs show up in the novel’s final, overarching theme—the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery.
About the Author:
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North. It angered and embittered the South. The impact is summed up in a commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham Lincoln. When he met Stowe, it is claimed that he said, “So you’re the little woman that started this great war!”
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